Asnuntuck Community College offers several healthcare programs, many of which are approved for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) scholarships for Connecticut residents. The scholarship is for in demand healthcare careers, which have anticipated job growth in Connecticut.

SNAP Employment and Training is a work program designed to help SNAP recipients gain skills that will help increase self-sufficiency through federally funded scholarships administered through the Connecticut Department of Social Services.

The College offers 13 eligible programs, including Certified Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Dental Assistant, Ophthalmic Assistant, Nail Technician, Esthetician, Sterile Processing Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, CNA/Certified Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician (restrictions apply), Medical Billing and Coding (CPC-Certified Professional Coder) and Personal Trainer. Students enrolling in these programs can go from classroom to a career, depending on the program, in a matter of weeks or months. Support services are also available for students.


“This scholarship program for qualifying SNAP recipients is a wonderful and timely opportunity to acquire new skills needed to get a job in the healthcare field – at no cost to the student! I encourage anyone who is under-employed or unemployed to contact SNAP Coach Kamalah Hill to learn more today,” said Asnuntuck’s Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Eileen Peltier.


SNAP scholarships are available to Connecticut residents who do not receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and have a high school diploma or GED, among other requirements. These scholarships allow students who are eligible to enroll in Asnuntuck’s certificate programs listed above.


For more information, please contact SNAP Success Coach Kamalah Hill, at 860-253-3082 or email to see if you qualify and to register for the mandatory orientation.